Managing Director & Chief of Staff
New York City
Loren Riegelhaupt, a communications veteran specializing in corporate communications, crisis management and public affairs campaigns, serves as a Managing Director and Chief of Staff in the New York City office. In addition to overseeing the New York public affairs team, Loren leads high profile crisis management and public affairs clients grappling with a variety of issues that can range from state budget negotiations to environmental disputes and from mergers and acquisitions to real estate development and from state and national healthcare debates to complex corporate and financial issues.
Throughout his career, Loren has excelled at delivering strategic and innovative public relations campaigns for clients facing regulatory, legislative and public interest issues. For each client Loren has served as the lead communications advisor and point person for crafting, organizing and delivering an aggressive and thoughtful communications strategy and campaign.
In addition to his corporate and nonprofit experience, Loren also has a deep background in real estate. At SKDK Loren has led campaigns for Millennium Partners, Monday Properties, Thor Equities, the redevelopment of Coney Island and the sale of the historic Chelsea Hotel. Prior to joining SKDK, he served as Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), where he was in charge of all external communications.
At FCRC, he successfully managed the development and implementation of the multiyear integrated public affairs campaign for Atlantic Yards and the Barclays Center, the current home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. In addition, he worked on the development of The New York Times Building and New York by Gehry projects, to name a few. Previously, Loren helped lead a group of community and elected leaders in defeating the proposed New York Jets football stadium on the West Side of Manhattan.
Loren lives in Rye, New York, with his wife and three children. He is a graduate of Colgate University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1997.